– Dr Elizabeth Shea is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and young people who refuse and avoid foods for two decades. Previously a Primary School Teacher and a Counsellor with Childline UK, she started her Psychology career with the National Autistic Society where she developed a career-long interest in eating difficulties in autism. She is a recognised writer, trainer and speaker on this subject across the UK and Europe.
Her clinical and research interest is Avoidant and Restrictive eating in both autistic and neuro-typical populations. She has developed specialist interventions which have now featured on two national TV documentaries.
Elizabeth has written many practical articles on eating issues for parents and professionals. She has also co-authored a book on avoidant eating in children published in 2018.